Lamps ensconced in metal shades toss warm beams across New Earth Garden Center's verdant showroom, where thriving basil, tomato, and hot-pepper plants demonstrate the dirt-free wonders of hydroponic gardening. Organic provisions for soil-less and traditional planting fill shelves and display cases with supplies such as nutrients and fertilizers, eco-friendly pest control, composting supplies, and heirloom seeds whose plants bear hardy blooms, unique fruits, and stories from their seedling days of climbing trellises uphill both ways. Robust collections of wheatgrass growing kits also guide gardeners through the two week process of nutrient-packed projects and inspire future harvests.
The master stylists, under the leadership of owner and hair expert Sandy Logsdon, work closely with their clients to create flattering haircuts and striking color treatments at Legendz Salon and Spa. Their all-inclusive roster of services also boasts perms and a wide array of extensions, as well as formal updos and makeup lessons. Some of their exemplary work can be seen in their online portfolio, which is replete with piled-high curls, dramatic highlights, and sculptures made of shampoo.
Once known simply as CC Spa, CC Medi Spa added a whole new suite of services to its menu when it added a word to its name. To supplement the facials, manicures, and pedicures the spa always offered, its aestheticians are now joined by chiropractors and massage therapists who provide health-boosting bodywork. The dermaplaning that they offer removes all facial hair and may help minimizes fine lines, wrinkles and pre-cancerous skin cells.
The team partitions their 4,000-square-foot space into private rooms, each dedicated to a specific kind of service and ancient Sumerian deity. While one person relaxes in the massage room or sits in the pedicure room's leather throne, others can wait their turn on the lobby's plush taupe couches, bathed in tinted light from the tall windows obscured by pale violet curtains.
The rich soil of Walnut Grove Farm—tilled throughout more than 150 years and four generations—sprouts with flowers, shrubs, and trees sold in an eponymous onsite nursery. Arched greenhouses plant their pillars in the grounds' northwest corner, where they shelter shrubs such as boxwoods and holly, annuals such as petunias, mums, and pansies, and more than 80 fragrant perennials. Mulches chipped from hardwoods and cypress join peat moss and compost to blanket exposed roots, and a Gardener's General Store stocks country essentials ranging from grass seed to locally laid eggs. Walnut Grove's green-thumbed experts also emerge beyond the nursery walls to beautify lawns with landscape designs and routine maintenance such as edging, weed control, and flamingo herding.
Owned by local moms for over a decade, USA Baby and Kids has inventory that’s solely stocked with parent-approved, kid-friendly gear, and is the only carrier in Louisville of brands such as Young America by Stanley, Creations, and Baby's Dream. Goods ranging from clothes to puzzles crowd the shelves, ready to outfit and entertain wee ones from infancy to toddlerhood. Onesies and blankies keep babes swaddled in softness as they dream of owning their own stuffed-animal farm. Adorable outfits and furniture suit the tastes of growing kids.